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Recent content by Bob Johnson

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    OLD BIRMINGHAM PHOTOS FROM STEVEBHx

    This is going to be a long shot and I may even get castigated for my suggestions, (I won't be offended) my thoughts are; This is Holyhead road, West Brom. We are looking towards Park lane just past the tall advertising hoarding on the left. In the distance on the left is Island road. On the...
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    OLD BIRMINGHAM PHOTOS FROM STEVEBHx

    Golden Hillock Service station is still there. Junction of A45 and Golden Hillock.
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    OLD BIRMINGHAM PHOTOS FROM STEVEBHx

    Interesting car behind the MGB, a N.S.U. RO80. These were powered by a twin rotor Wankel engine. Manufactured from 1967 until 1977.
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    Transport Companies in Birmingham.

    Worked on lots of those. Company I worked for had a fleet of those in artic form. Engine was a Perkins V8, 8360 cc.
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    OLD BIRMINGHAM PHOTOS FROM STEVEBHx

    At a guess I would say twenty years or more. The 'Birmingham wholesale fruit market' is on part of the site now.
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    Sutton Road Erdington: large houses and their residents

    WOW! That's some info there. Thanks.
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    OLD BIRMINGHAM PHOTOS FROM STEVEBHx

    ....and a bakery. I was stood in Garrison st when I took the photograph.
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    OLD BIRMINGHAM PHOTOS FROM STEVEBHx

    I have attached a couple of pics I took in the eighties. One is looking directly at where 'Harvo' bread was, the other is looking towards Watery lane. I have a couple of other pics of that area also.
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    OLD BIRMINGHAM PHOTOS FROM STEVEBHx

    I think this may have been the 'Harvo' bakery building. I have included two pictures I took in the eighties soon after the work for the inner ring road (A4540) commenced.
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    OLD BIRMINGHAM PHOTOS FROM STEVEBHx

    I think there is a 'Range Rover' parked on the pavement apart from that, as you say "No other British car in sight".
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    Done it

    I started work at the age of 15yrs and 4months, retired/redundant at the young age of 62 and 9 months. My retirement is taken up with the following: Continue with my motorcycle riding. Continue with motorcycle renovation. Took up caravan touring, both at home and abroad ( France, Spain...
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    OLD BIRMINGHAM PHOTOS FROM STEVEBHx

    I think American cars were too loud (colour and chrome) for the ordinary working bloke of the U.K
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    OLD BIRMINGHAM PHOTOS FROM STEVEBHx

    This picture shows you in greater detail the West End ballroom and the railway goods yard.
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    OLD BIRMINGHAM PHOTOS FROM STEVEBHx

    Another GREAT! pic. Thank you.
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